Path of the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2003 May 31

Fred Espenak


The following table delineates the path of the Moon's antumbral shadow during the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2003 May 31 . The geographic coordinates (WGS 84) of the northern and southern limits and the central line are listed at 120-second intervals. This provides adequate detail for making plots of the path on larger scale maps. Local circumstances on the central line include the ratio of the apparent diameters of the Moon to the Sun, the Sun's altitude and azimuth (degrees), the path width (kilometers) and the duration on the central line (minutes and seconds). See the Explanation of the Central Eclipse Path Table for a description of each column in the table.

The geographic visibility of the eclipse is shown on a global map on the Prime Page for the Eclipse which also includes complete details on the eclipse. The path of the eclipse is displayed in greater detail on an interactive Google Map .

Annular Solar Eclipse of 2003 May 31
UT1 Northern Limit Southern Limit Central Line M:S Sun Sun Path Central
Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Latitude Longitude Ratio Alt. Azm. Width Duration
Limits56°47.1'N004°35.5'W56°47.1'N004°35.5'W62°24.7'N021°14.5'W 0.000 - 0 km 00m00.0s
03:4657°10.4'N005°31.8'W59°16.3'N001°00.3'W - - -----
03:4857°52.8'N007°17.8'W61°23.6'N000°46.0'E - - -----
03:5058°34.4'N009°06.6'W63°01.1'N001°28.5'E - - -----
03:5259°15.0'N010°58.5'W64°25.5'N001°39.3'E - - -----
03:5459°54.7'N012°53.6'W65°41.8'N001°27.6'E - - -----
03:5660°33.4'N014°52.0'W66°52.3'N000°56.8'E - - -----
03:5861°11.1'N016°53.8'W67°58.1'N000°08.6'E - - -----
04:0061°47.7'N018°59.2'W69°00.0'N000°56.9'W - - -----
04:0262°23.1'N021°08.4'W69°58.1'N002°19.9'W - - -----
04:0462°57.2'N023°21.4'W70°52.7'N004°01.5'W64°40.6'N020°28.9'W 0.938 38° 5171 km 03m36.4s
04:0663°30.1'N025°38.4'W71°43.5'N006°02.7'W65°44.8'N021°57.1'W 0.938 37° 4844 km 03m36.7s
04:0864°01.5'N027°59.4'W72°30.3'N008°25.1'W66°28.3'N024°06.9'W 0.938 35° 4654 km 03m36.8s
04:1064°31.5'N030°24.6'W73°12.7'N011°10.1'W66°54.2'N026°50.7'W 0.938 33° 4623 km 03m36.7s
04:1264°59.9'N032°54.0'W73°50.0'N014°19.1'W66°57.9'N030°10.2'W 0.938 31° 4797 km 03m36.4s
04:1465°26.7'N035°27.5'W74°21.4'N017°53.1'W66°05.0'N034°40.5'W 0.938 27° 5389 km 03m35.5s
04:1665°51.8'N038°05.3'W74°45.9'N021°52.1'W - - -----
04:1866°15.0'N040°47.2'W75°02.3'N026°15.1'W - - -----
04:2066°36.4'N043°33.2'W75°08.9'N030°59.4'W - - -----
04:2266°55.7'N046°23.1'W75°03.9'N036°00.3'W - - -----
04:2467°13.0'N049°16.6'W74°44.8'N041°11.6'W - - -----
04:2667°28.1'N052°13.5'W74°07.9'N046°25.8'W - - -----
04:2867°40.9'N055°13.6'W73°06.1'N051°35.4'W - - -----
04:3067°51.4'N058°16.4'W71°19.0'N056°36.5'W - - -----
Limits67°57.1'N060°20.0'W67°57.1'N060°20.0'W65°29.1'N035°41.7'W 0.000 - 0 km 00m00.0s

ΔT = 64.4 seconds

Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration
Event Time
Latitude Longitude Sun
Path Width Central
Greatest Eclipse04:09:22.504:08:18.166°33.4'N024°45.6'W 2.9° 35.1° 4638.5 km03m36.76s
Greatest Duration04:08:58.504:07:54.166°26.6'N023°59.7'W 2.9° 35.4° 4659.5 km03m36.76s

Explanation of Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration

Links for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2003 May 31

Links to Additional Solar Eclipse Predictions

Eclipse Predictions

Predictions for the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2003 May 31 were generated using the JPL DE406 solar and lunar ephemerides. The lunar coordinates were calculated with respect to the Moon's Center of Mass. Although the predictions are first calculated in Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD), they are then converted to Universal Time (UT1) as presented here. The parameter ΔT is used to convert between the two times (i.e., UT1 = TD - ΔT). ΔT has a value of 64.4 seconds for this eclipse.


Some of the content on this website is based on the book Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses 1501 to 2500. All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy.

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